Kunjen Syntax: A Generative View, Issue 19
Based on data gathered between July 1964 and June 1970; first appeared as dissertation in partial fulfilment of Ph.D. requirements at University of Hawaii; aims to present basic syntax of Oykangand & Olgol (Kunjen dialects); considers case grammar; lists notational conventions; conjunction; case system; noun phrases and sentence embedding; nouns and classifiers; pronominalisation; modality constituent; verbs; imperatives and questions; summary of Oykangand rules; sample text in Oykangand with interlinear literal translation followed by free translation & lexicon; brief description of Olgol syntax; Olgol text with interlinear literal translation followed by free translation.
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THE CASE SYSTEM
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abm ay aden adjectives adnominal dative adverbs affixed Agentive alin amarjar amba amban ambiy amp uw anen appears arir arng atfen atfun ay inun ay irjun ayin barramundi Chapter classifier constituent cooccur Dative deep structure DELETION rule derivation eat-RPAST edndelay egrj embedded English EQUI-NP DELETION erbe erge example feature Fillmore Fillmore's fish frame genitive go-RPAST grammar hit-RPAST identical idndamay igur ilgay ilimb inarj inserted INTENS intransitive introduced irjun Kunjen lalarj language lexical lexicon Locative matrix meat morpheme noun noun classes noun phrases object occur Olgol optional oyboy Oykangand P-relative participle phonological phrasal conjunction phrases pigipig postposition pronominalisation proposed realisation reduplicate first syllable relativised return-RPAST see-RPAST semantic speaker spear specification subject choice rules surface syntactic syntax tagmemics there]L transformational transitive verbs udna ukan uncle uncle-AG ungrammatical ungul uwand wallaby we-pl-in